Duke forward R.J. Barrett is considered by many to be the best overall player that will likely be available in the 2019 NBA Draft, and he showed why during Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest.
Barrett received the ball on the wing during a play in the second half of the game, and that’s where he began to go to work on a defender. The Duke forward took his man off the dribble, then used a great stepback crossover move to buy plenty of space. Barrett then calmly drained a three-pointer, and actually made the play look routine — even though it clearly was not.
Few other big men at the NBA level — let alone college — could pull that off as smoothly as Barrett did.